February news

Winter is here: Brave the cold for some UX events

It’s cold outside, but there are things worth braving the elements for, this weekend and next month.

  • World IA Day in Ann Arbor, Saturday, 2/21
  • Design at the Googz, Thursday, 3/12

If you cannot bear to leave the warmth of your house, at least fill out the UX community survey.

World IA Day

There is still time to join the carpool to Ann Arbor on Saturday, February 21st. The Toledo Web Professionals are meeting at Thread Marketing Group on Alexis Road in the morning, driving to the University of Michigan, and enjoying a full day of free sessions for World Information Architecture Day.

Check out the program at worldiaday.org and RSVP at meetup.com if you are planning on joining the Toledo crew. Expect Cuban food for lunch!

Design at the Googz

On March 12th, Toledo Web Professionals are hosting “Design at the Googz,” a talk by Rita DeRaedt about her experiences interning with a Google UX team, and other thoughts.

RSVP at meetup.com. Another great event hosted at Seed Coworking.


A few folks have asked when the next Toledo UX conference featuring remote speakers from Rosenfeld Media will be. I do not know, since RM has not scheduled anything yet!

If you are really craving to get together with your Toledo UX colleagues to watch some brilliant UX talk online, then we could do a free O’Reilly talk featuring RM authors (2/26 & 3/10). Or we could pool our money and pay for the UIE virtual seminar series.

Let me know what you are interested in doing.

Rest of the year

I am not planning anything major for the UX community for the spring or summer, but contact me if you are interested in doing something: maybe we could make it happen.

Instead, I am concentrating on events for September, to be part of something bigger. Stay tuned for more information.